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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Clay County, Florida

 
Clickable Map of Clay County, Florida and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Clay County, FL (116) Baker County, FL (17) Bradford County, FL (8) Duval County, FL (235) Putnam County, FL (54) St. Johns County, FL (418)  ClayCounty(116) Clay County (116)  BakerCounty(17) Baker County (17)  BradfordCounty(8) Bradford County (8)  DuvalCounty(235) Duval County (235)  PutnamCounty(54) Putnam County (54)  St.JohnsCounty(418) St. Johns County (418)
Green Cove Springs is the county seat for Clay County
Adjacent to Clay County, Florida
      Baker County (17)  
      Bradford County (8)  
      Duval County (235)  
      Putnam County (54)  
      St. Johns County (418)  
 
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1Florida (Clay County), Fleming Island — F-928 — St. Margaret's Episcopal Church and Cemetery
Hibernia Plantation was founded in 1790 by Irish immigrant George Fleming on a 1,000-acre grant from the Governor of Spanish East Florida. George died in 1821 and his son Lewis inherited Hibernia. Lewis had three children by his first wife. After . . . Map (db m128318) HM
2Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — 5”38 Caliber Single Mount Dual Purpose Gun — Military Museum of North Florida
The 5”38 is considered the best intermediate caliber dual purpose gun of World War II. It was in service from 1934 throughout the 1990s. In the naval gun measurement system the size of the gun is expressed as the diameter of its bore and the . . . Map (db m181480) WM
3Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — Benjamin Lee II Field
Benjamin Lee II Field Named In Honor Of Ensign Benjamin Lee II U.S.N.R.F. Killed In Active Service At Killingholm, England October 28, 1918 Map (db m178986) HM WM
4Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — F-874 — Camp Chowenwaw
Created in 1932, Camp Chowenwaw (Cho’-wen-waw) derived its name from the Creek word for “sister.” Prominent Jacksonville resident Nancy Osborne, with support from local organizations such as the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs, led the effort . . . Map (db m102456) HM
5Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — F-1042 — Dr. Applegate House
Originally from Indiana, Dr. Joseph W. Applegate moved to Florida after the Civil War to work with the Freedmen's Bureau at Magnolia Springs. He later partnered with John H. Harris to operate the Clarendon Hotel (c. 1871) in Green Cove Springs. By . . . Map (db m135555) HM
6Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — F-480 — Fort San Fransisco de Pupo
Pupo is first mentioned in 1716 as the place where the trail from the Franciscan Indian missions and the Apalachee (present-day Tallahassee) to St. Augustine crossed the river. The Spanish Government built the fort on the St. Johns River some time . . . Map (db m62187) HM
7Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — F-332 — Green Cove Springs
High ground along the river and a flowing mineral spring drew the first inhabitants to this area some 7000 years ago, but historic development dates from 1816 when George I. F. Clarke erected a sawmill in this vicinity under a Spanish land grant. . . . Map (db m63712) HM
8Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — F-783 — Hickory Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery
Hickory Grove Baptist Church was organized in 1863, and the church’s congregation first worshiped here in one of the earliest buildings constructed in Clay County. The church was named for a grove of hickory trees that grew here. The original . . . Map (db m102455) HM
9Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — LARC-LX — Military Museum of North Florida
The LARC-LX (Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo-60 Ton) is a welded steel hull amphibious vehicle. It can carry up to 100 tons of cargo or 200 personnel. It is powered by four 265hp diesel engines each driving one wheel. The engines can be coupled . . . Map (db m181365) HM
10Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — M151 Series Military Utility Tactical Truck — Military Museum of North Florida
In 1951 the Army awarded a contract to the Ford Motor Co. for the design and development of a completely new 1/4 ton vehicle to replace the current M38 and M38A1 Jeep. After extensive testing of prototypes and preproduction models, the M151 went . . . Map (db m181404) HM
11Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — F-276 — Old Clay County Courthouse
When Clay County was created in 1858 by the Florida Legislature, Middleburg was named as temporary county seat. As a result of an 1859 election, Whitesville (Webster), became the official county court site. Clay County's 1st courthouse was located . . . Map (db m65638) HM
12Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — Remember Our Fallen — “All Gave Some - Some Gave All”
The grateful citizens and community of Clay County remember those who served in the arm forces of the United States during times of war and peace. Whose courage and personal sacrifices defended and preserved our liberty.
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13Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — Sharon Baptist Church — Organized November 15, 1885
Organized by the Rev. James Hickey. Charter Members: Robert and Adeline Hogarth, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Tolar, Mrs. Sarah Smith, Mrs. Mahoney, Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Sullivant, and Mrs. Celia Weeks. Property for church given by T.H. and C.B. Hayden. Cemetery . . . Map (db m110522) HM
14Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — F-399 — The Bellamy Road
The Old Bellamy Road intersects Highway 17 near this point. In 1824, the First session of the 18th United States Congress appropriated $20,000.00 to develop a public road in the Territory of Florida between Pensacola and St. Augustine. It was to . . . Map (db m62644) HM
15Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — The Gama Goat — Military Museum of North Florida
Was a six-wheel drive semi-amphibious off-road vehicle originally developed for use by the US Military in the Vietnam War. The Goat used an articulated chassis, so that from distance it appears to be a four-wheel trailer, but it is a single . . . Map (db m181368) HM
16Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — The M-170 Truck, Ambulance — Military Museum of North Florida
Front line, Ό-ton, 4X4 was a variant of the M-38A1 Military Jeep, with its body lengthened by twenty inches, heavier suspension, and provisions for three patients on litters. The spare tire and jerry can of the M-170 were mounted in the body tub . . . Map (db m181337) WM
17Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — F-496 — The Village Improvement Association Woman's Club
On February 20, 1883, the Village Improvement Association (V.I.A.) of Green Cove Springs was organized. Meetings were held in members’ homes. Money was raised to beautify the town, most of which was used for boardwalks, and 70 feet of clay pavement . . . Map (db m65099) HM
18Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — Veterans War Memorial
United States Army "M-42 Duster" Dedicated To Green Cove Springs Community War Veterans VFW & A Post 1988 “Lest We Forget” Map (db m181136) WM
19Florida (Clay County), Keystone Heights — F-1033 — Magnolia Lake State Park
Situated on the site of Camp Blanding, between Sandhill and Brooklyn lakes, are the remnants of Magnolia Lake State Park. A relic from the time of segregation, Magnolia Lake was built to provide separate facilities to serve African American . . . Map (db m135964) HM
20Florida (Clay County), Keystone Heights — F-398 — The Bellamy Road
The Old Bellamy Road intersects Highway 100 near this point. In 1824, the First session of the 18th United States Congress appropriated $20,000.00 to develop a public road in the Territory of Florida between Pensacola and St. Augustine. It was to . . . Map (db m94394) HM
21Florida (Clay County), Middleburg — F-58 — Fort Heilman
Fort Heilman, named after Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Julius F. Heilman, was built in the mid 1830΄s at the spot where the north and south forks of Black Creek join. It was a temporary wooden stockade used during the First Seminole War as a . . . Map (db m102605) HM
22Florida (Clay County), Middleburg — F-840 — General Roy Stanley Geiger,United States Marine Corps
Roy Stanley Geiger, the “Father of Marine Corps Aviation,” was born on January 25, 1885, in his family home on what is now the campus of Middleburg First Baptist Church. He served as a school teacher, principal, and lawyer. Geiger joined . . . Map (db m102461) HM
23Florida (Clay County), Middleburg — F-329 — Middleburg
Middleburg developed in the early 1800s as a transportation center linking the St. Johns River with the peninsular interior. Originally settled in the 1820s as Clark΄s Ferry, a crossing on Black Creek, it became a major military entrepot during the . . . Map (db m102459) HM
24Florida (Clay County), Middleburg — F-310 — Middleburg Methodist Church
Founded on or before July 27, 1828 by Isaac Boring, a Methodist Circuit Riding Preacher. First known as The Black Creek Methodist Church. This frontier Methodist society met in homes until the present church was built in 1847. In continuous use . . . Map (db m102460) HM
25Florida (Clay County), Middleburg — Thompson - Chalker Docks
Samuel B. Thompson owned and operated dock and warehouses at the foot of Thompson St. (now Wharf St., name changed about 1951). Thompson's warehouses were burned by Union soldiers in 1864.    After the Civil War, Albert S. Chalker operated . . . Map (db m70285) HM
26Florida (Clay County), Orange Park — F-798 — Orange Park
Orange Park was the site of a cotton and citrus British plantation, Laurel Grove, which was established by William and Rebecca Pengree during Florida’s British Period (1763-1783). Following the American Revolution, Florida was returned to . . . Map (db m102603) HM
27Florida (Clay County), Orange Park — F-985 — Orange Park Normal and Industrial School Site
The 1885 Florida Constitution mandated the segregated education of black and white students in public schools. In 1891, the American Missionary Association (AMA) opened the private Orange Park Normal and Industrial School at this site to educate . . . Map (db m150638) HM
28Florida (Clay County), Orange Park — Torpedo Warfare on the St. Johns River
During the War Between the States, the St. Johns River was a highway to Florida's interior. Lacking warships to counter the Union Navy's control of the river, Confederate forces turned to the use of torpedoes (submerged naval mines). On March 30, . . . Map (db m67084) HM
29Florida (Clay County), Penney Farms — F-465 — Town of Penney Farms 1927
James Cash Penney (1876-1971), philanthropist and founder of J.C. Penney Department Stores, purchased 120,000 acres in Clay County and invited farmers to claim 40-acre tracts by clearing the land, building houses, growing crops and raising . . . Map (db m101184) HM
30Florida (Clay County), Starke — 1SG Kenny Fike — Florida Army National Guard — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
Headquarters Battery 2/116th FA 53 rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team Lakeland Gave the ultimate sacrifice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom on September 24, 2010Map (db m177615) WM
31Florida (Clay County), Starke — 202 Red Horse Squadron — Camp Blanding Museum and Memorial Park
202 Red Horse Squadron Florida Air National Guard Activated 5 January 1985Map (db m187419) WM
32Florida (Clay County), Starke — 29th Infantry Division — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park
WW II Normandy ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Normandy • Northern France • Rhineland • Central Europe Battle Casualties 19,814 Killed, Wounded or Missing Dedicated November . . . Map (db m178893) WM
33Florida (Clay County), Starke — 30th Infantry Division — “Old Hickory” — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
Normandy Northern France Rhineland Ardennes - Alsace Central Europe Workhorse of the Western FrontMap (db m177346) WM
34Florida (Clay County), Starke — 31st Infantry Division — "Dixie Division" — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
Dedicated to All Who Served Their Country So Honorably and Proudly World War IIMap (db m177349) WM
35Florida (Clay County), Starke — 36th Infantry Division — ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
Naples –Foggia • Anzio • Rome - Arno • Ardennes - Alsace Rhineland • Southern France • Central Europe Salerno • Southern France Texas Fighting 36th Map (db m178907) WM
36Florida (Clay County), Starke — 43rd Infantry Division — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park
To All Who Served In The 43rd Inf. Div. In W.W. II Asiatic – Pacific Campaigns Guadalcanal New Georgia New Guinea PhilippinesMap (db m178912) WM
37Florida (Clay County), Starke — 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park
To the officers and men who served with the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment wheresoever dispersed. Activated at Camp Blanding Florida on 20 October 1942, they were later attached to the 82nd Airborne Division and participated in the parachute . . . Map (db m177404) HM WM
38Florida (Clay County), Starke — 63rd Infantry Division — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park
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39Florida (Clay County), Starke — 66th Infantry Division — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park
W W II Campaign Northern France Battle Causalities 1452 Killed Wounded or Missing Map (db m177703) WM
40Florida (Clay County), Starke — 79th Infantry Division — ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
Normandy Southern France Ardennes Alsace Rhineland Central Europe Map (db m178957) WM
41Florida (Clay County), Starke — A-6A “Intruder” — Aircraft, Attack — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
Aircraft, Attack, A-6A “Intruder” Crew: 2 Armament: 18,000 lbs of ordnance on five external racks (can carry 28 different types of ordnance) Speed: 648 MPH (max) Range: 3,245 Miles Manufacturer: Grumman Note: 693 A-6A produced, in . . . Map (db m192465) HM WM
42Florida (Clay County), Starke — A-7 “Corsair II” — Aircraft, Attack — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
Aircraft, Attack, A-7 “Corsair II” Crew: 1 Armament: Guns – 20MM Vulcan Gatling Gun (M61) Missiles – 2 x AIM-9 Sidewinder Bombs – 15,000 lbs on six external racks Speed: 698 MPH (max) Range: 715 miles (combat radius) . . . Map (db m178261) WM
43Florida (Clay County), Starke — Albert Hazen Blanding — 1876 - 1970 — ☆ ☆ ☆ —
1895 Enlisted in the Gainesville Guards, Florida State Troops. 1899 Commissioned Captain in the Florida National Guard, September 23, and served as the Regimental Adjutant of the Second Florida Infantry. 1908 Promoted . . . Map (db m177274) HM WM
44Florida (Clay County), Starke — American Ex-Prisoners of War — "Not By Arms Alone"
The Department Of Florida Contributing Chapters Ancient City • Barbed Wire Seminole • Big Lake • Brevard Space Coast • Broward • Central Florida • Collier • East Central • Emerald Coast • Florida First Coast • Florida Gulf Coast • Florida . . . Map (db m181216) WM
45Florida (Clay County), Starke — Assault On Fort Mose (1740) — Walk Through Time — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
Fort Mose (pronounced “Moh-Say") was a plastered earthen fort located approximately 3 miles north of St. Augustine. It was established to protect the small, free-black settlement of Gracia Real Santa Teresa de Mose. When the British . . . Map (db m178728) HM
46Florida (Clay County), Starke — BRDM-2 — Scout Reconnaissance Vehicle — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
BRDM-2 (Scout Reconnaissance Vehicle) Crew: 13 Armament: Main – 14.5MM heavy machine gun Secondary – 7.62MM machine gun Speed: 62 MPH (max) Range: 466 miles Manufacturer: Russia Note: The BDRM-2 is Amphibious 7,200 . . . Map (db m178378) HM WM
47Florida (Clay County), Starke — F-655 — Camp Blanding
Camp Blanding, established as a National Guard base in 1939, is named for Major General Albert Blanding (1876-1970) who commanded a brigade in WWI, was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, and was Chief of the National Guard Bureau. He . . . Map (db m70317) HM
48Florida (Clay County), Starke — Carriage, Motor, M16 — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park
Carriage, Motor, Multiple Gun – M16 Manufacturer: White (Produced 1942-1955) Note: M16 Had Four M2 .50 Machine Guns In M45 Maxson Mount Map (db m178262) HM WM
49Florida (Clay County), Starke — Carrier, Personnel — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park
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50Florida (Clay County), Starke — Civil War (1861-1865) — Walk Through Time — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
Black Floridians served with distinction and dedication on both sides during that fratricidal conflict. Indeed, there are several instances of Black Floridians, brothers, serving in both the Union and Confederate Armies. Many of those . . . Map (db m178724) HM
51Florida (Clay County), Starke — Colonel Harry M. Hatcher, Jr — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park
Colonel Harry M. Hatcher, Jr. Colonel Retired United States Army Decorations & Awards Bronze Star Combat Infantry Badge Meritorious Service Medal Good Conduct Medal Asiatic – Pacific Campaign Medal . . . Map (db m179357) HM WM
52Florida (Clay County), Starke — CPL John T. Rivero — Florida Army National Guard — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
Company D, 2/124th Infantry 53rd Separate Infantry Brigade Eustis Gave the ultimate sacrifice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom on April 17, 2003Map (db m177568) WM
53Florida (Clay County), Starke — D Day — June 6, 1944 — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
A day that will never fade from memory In memory of all invading forcesMap (db m177499) WM
54Florida (Clay County), Starke — Douglas C-47 “Skytrain” — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park
Used to transport personnel and cargo, towing gliders and dropping paratroopers into enemy territory as during invasions of Sicily, Burma and France.Map (db m177425) HM
55Florida (Clay County), Starke — Field Howitzer — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park
Field Howitzer 10.5CM LEFH 18/40 Origin: German Ammunition: HE Range: 13,479 yards max. Crew: 6-8 Rate of Fire: 6-8 rounds/minute Note: Produced 1942-1945 Map (db m177952) HM WM
56Florida (Clay County), Starke — Firebase Florida — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park
RVN Circa 1965 - 1973 Yankee Station Gulf of Tonkin Dixie Station Dedicated 29 May 2000, a place of honor to those who survived.
"For those who fought for it, freedom . . . Map (db m178417) WM
57Florida (Clay County), Starke — First Infantry Division — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park
Campaigns ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Algeria French Morocco Tunisia Normandy Northern France Rhineland Ardennes Alsace Central Europe Battle Casualties 20,659 No . . . Map (db m177309) WM
58Florida (Clay County), Starke — First Muster At St. Augustine (1565) — Walk Through Time — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
The first muster of militia troops in the continental United States took place on 16 September 1565 in the newly established Spanish presidio of St. Augustine. Both free and slave Africans served with the original occupation and settlement force . . . Map (db m178740) HM
59Florida (Clay County), Starke — Florida National Guard and the Global War on Terrorism — Camp Blanding Museum and Memorial Park
“We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail.” President George W. Bush Since the attack against the United States on 11 September 2001, the Florida National Guard has protected our nation’s security and provided combat . . . Map (db m181554) WM
60Florida (Clay County), Starke — Florida Regimental Memorial — Camp Blanding Museum and Memorial Park
Dedicated To Florida Units participated in victorious campaigns in the South-West Pacific. Depicts location of primary assaults against major enemy resistance. The Florida National Guard troops of the 31st Infantry Division and the . . . Map (db m181535) WM
61Florida (Clay County), Starke — Global War On Terrorism — Florida Army National Guard — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
Global War On Terrorism This Memorial Honors The Citizen Soldiers Of The Florida National Guard Who Paid The Ultimate Sacrifice For Their Nation In Support Of The Global War On Terrorism. Minutemen Symbol Of The Citizen . . . Map (db m178104) WM
62Florida (Clay County), Starke — Gun Tube — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park
Gun Tube 6 Inch British Coastal Defense Gun Map (db m178419) HM WM
63Florida (Clay County), Starke — Gun, 3 Inch M5 — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park
Gun, 3 Inch, M5 Anti-Tank Origin: United States Ammunition: HE & AP Range: 14,200 yards max. (AP) Crew: 5 Rate of Fire: 12 rounds/min. max Note: Armor penetration – 3.93 inches at 1,000 yards 2,500 produced . . . Map (db m177892) WM
64Florida (Clay County), Starke — Gun, 40MM, M42, "Duster" — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park
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65Florida (Clay County), Starke — Gun, 57 MM, S-60 — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park
Gun, 57MM, S-60 Anti-Aircraft Origin: Russia Ammunition: HE & AP Range : 6,564 Yards (RADAR) 4,376 Yards (Optical) Crew: 7 Rate Of Fire: 70 Rounds/Min Produced, 1950 – 1970 Map (db m178144) WM
66Florida (Clay County), Starke — Gun, 75 MM, M1897A2 — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park
Gun, 75 MM, M1897A2 Light Artillery & Anti-Tank Origin: United States Ammunition: HE & AP Range: 13,870 yards max. (AP) Crew: 6 Rate of Fire: 15 rounds/min. max Note: Armor penetration – 2.7 inches at 1,000 . . . Map (db m177725) HM WM
67Florida (Clay County), Starke — Half-Track, M3 — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park
Half-Track, M3 Carrier, Personnel Manufacturer: White (40,000 + produced 1941-45) Note: M3A1 had ring mount for .50 machine gun Map (db m177691) HM WM
68Florida (Clay County), Starke — Headquarters, Florida Air National Guard — Camp Blanding Museum and Memorial Park
Headquarters Florida Air National Guard Authorized By General Order No. 26 Activated 1 Nov 1949 Map (db m187413) WM
69Florida (Clay County), Starke — Howitzer, 105 MM — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park
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70Florida (Clay County), Starke — Howitzer, 152MM — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park
Howitzer, 152MM ML-20, 1937 Origin: Russia Ammunition: HE Range: 18,849 Yards Max. Crew: 9 Rate of Fire: 3-4 Rounds/Minute Note: 6,884 Produced 1937-1947 Map (db m178120) HM WM
71Florida (Clay County), Starke — Howitzer, 8IN (203MM) — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park
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72Florida (Clay County), Starke — Identification Plaque for Borne
This original Borne above, was donated and presented to the Camp Blanding Museum by the Department of Manche and the City of St Lo, (Normandy, France), it was dedicated on the 9th day of May, 1998, to the memory of the men of the 1st, 29th, 30th, . . . Map (db m177506) HM WM
73Florida (Clay County), Starke — Infantry Replacement Training Center — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park
Camp Blanding 1943 – 1945
"I am a soldier. I fight where I am told and I win where I fight." Gen. George S. Patton, Jr
Map (db m177722) WM
74Florida (Clay County), Starke — Korea — Camp Blanding Museum and Memorial Park
UN Cemetery 1951 – Pusan, Korea U.S. Casualties 33,629 KIA 20,617 Other Deaths 103,284 Wounded 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953 2nd Infantry Division • 7th Infantry Division • 24th Infantry • 3rd Infantry • 5th . . . Map (db m178364) WM
75Florida (Clay County), Starke — Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm: (1950 forward) — Walk Through Time — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
With America’s armed forces completely integrated, the history of Black Floridian military service to this country cannot be separated from that of other citizens. When the country called, citizens responded in varying degrees of fervor. . . . Map (db m178690) HM
76Florida (Clay County), Starke — Leonard A. Funk, Jr. — 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
First Sergeant 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment 1943 – 1945 Outstanding Leader Magnificent Soldier Cherished Friend United States Awards Congressional Medal of Honor: 29 Jan. 1945, Holzheim, Belgium. Distinguished . . . Map (db m177422) WM
77Florida (Clay County), Starke — Liberty Bourne — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park
In 1947 France named the road from Utah Beach in Normandy to the German Border the "Liberty Road". This is the route of the US Forces across Western Europe in WW2. Markers (Bourne) are placed at every kilometer of the road for 1146 . . . Map (db m177400) HM WM
78Florida (Clay County), Starke — M4 "Sherman" Tank — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park
Tank, Medium; M4A1(76)W HVSS 76 MM Main Gun (can penetrate 4 inches of armor at 1,000 yards) Crew: 5 Weight: 35 tons Speed: 24 mph Manufacturer: Lima Locomotive Works, Specific Car and Foundry & . . . Map (db m177670) HM WM
79Florida (Clay County), Starke — M60 "Patton" — Tank, Main Battle — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
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80Florida (Clay County), Starke — MAJ Roy A. Wood — Florida Army National Guard — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
Company C, 3/20th Special Forces 83rd Troop Command Ocala Gave the ultimate sacrifice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on January 9, 2004Map (db m177619) WM
81Florida (Clay County), Starke — Maj. Gen. Robert A. Ballard — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park
In Memory of Maj. Gen. Robert A. Ballard CO - 502d Para BN. 101st ABN DIV CO – 503d Para REGT 101st ABN DIV Bastogne – Normandy – Holland CG – 51st INF DIV – FLANG CG – 55thCMD HORS Divisional FLANG CG . . . Map (db m177966) WM
82Florida (Clay County), Starke — Medal Of Honor — Walk Through Time — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
The Medal of Honor is the highest military award for personal bravery or self-sacrifice that can be given to any individual in the United States of America. It has only been awarded 3,428 times in the nation’s history. Adam Paine . . . Map (db m179329) HM WM
83Florida (Clay County), Starke — Medal of Honor — Camp Blanding Museum and Memorial Park
Medal Of Honor The Medal Is awarded for gallantry & intrepidity, at risk of life , above and beyond the call of duty, while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States. The List . . . Map (db m180453) WM
84Florida (Clay County), Starke — Military Service Of Black Floridians 1565-1997 — Walk Through Time — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
Little known or appreciated is the fact that persons of African origin and heritage have served the military needs of Florida for more than four hundred years. Men and women of African origin have been an important, and essential part of Florida’s . . . Map (db m178183) HM WM
85Florida (Clay County), Starke — MSG Richard D. O’Brien — Florida Army National Guard — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
HHC 2/124th Infantry 53rd Separate Infantry Brigade Orlando Gave the ultimate sacrifice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on January 9, 2004Map (db m177666) WM
86Florida (Clay County), Starke — MSG William E. Hoffman — Florida National Guard — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
631st Maintenance Company 50th Area Support Group Starke Gave the ultimate sacrifice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom on June 26, 2003Map (db m177571) WM
87Florida (Clay County), Starke — Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park
Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm August 1990 – February 1991 In honor of Florida National Guard Soldiers and Airmen who served In special recognition and remembrance of SGT Tracey Brogdon Florida Army National Guard . . . Map (db m178490) WM
88Florida (Clay County), Starke — PFC Brandon J. Wadman — Florida Army National Guard — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
HHB 2/265th Air Defense Artillery 164th Air Defense Artillery Orlando Gave the ultimate sacrifice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on May 5, 2004Map (db m177727) WM
89Florida (Clay County), Starke — Purple Heart — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park
Awarded for Wounds or Death as Result of an Act Of an Opposing Armed Force Dedicated to All Those Who Shed Their Life’s Blood In the Cause of FreedomMap (db m177723) WM
90Florida (Clay County), Starke — Revolutionary War (1776-1783) — Walk Through Time — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
During the period of the American Revolution, Florida was occupied by the British and was a Loyalist colony during the war. The colony raised a regiment of East Florida Rangers consisting of nine companies, at least one of which was entirely . . . Map (db m178725) HM
91Florida (Clay County), Starke — SFC Daniel A. Suplee — Florida Army National Guard — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
Troop E, 153rd CAV 53rd Infantry Brigade Ocala Gave the ultimate sacrifice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on August 3, 2006Map (db m177556) WM
92Florida (Clay County), Starke — SFC Lloyd S. Clements Jr. — Florida Army National Guard — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
Battery A, 1/265th Air Defense Artillery 164th Air Defense Artillery Palatka Gave the ultimate sacrifice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom on March 26, 2003Map (db m177375) WM
93Florida (Clay County), Starke — SGT Dennis J. Boles — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park
Company C, 1/171 Aviation 83rd Troop Command Brooksville Gave the ultimate sacrifice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom on October 24, 2004Map (db m177731) WM
94Florida (Clay County), Starke — SGT Jeffrey W. Holmes — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park
144th Transportation Company 83rd Troop Command Marianna Gave the ultimate sacrifice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on December 9, 2004Map (db m177743) WM
95Florida (Clay County), Starke — SGT Marco L. Miller — Florida National Guard — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
Company D, 3/20th Special Forces 83rd Troop Command Camp Blanding Gave the ultimate sacrifice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom on December 5, 2006Map (db m177570) WM
96Florida (Clay County), Starke — SPC Daryl A. Davis — Florida Army National Guard — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
144th Transportation Company 83rd Troop Command Marianna Gave the ultimate sacrifice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom on November 29, 2004Map (db m177744) WM
97Florida (Clay County), Starke — SPC Jeffrey M. Wershow — Florida Army National Guard — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
Company C 2/124th Infantry 53rd Separate Infantry Brigade Orlando Gave the ultimate sacrifice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom on July 6, 2003Map (db m177597) WM
98Florida (Clay County), Starke — SPC Marc Whisenant — Florida National Guard — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
Company C 1/124th Infantry 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team Miami Gave the ultimate sacrifice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom on September 24, 2010Map (db m177588) WM
99Florida (Clay County), Starke — SPC Robert A. Wise — Florida Army National Guard — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
Company A, 3/124th Infantry 53rd Separate Infantry Brigade Tallahassee Gave the ultimate sacrifice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom on November 12, 2003Map (db m177616) WM
100Florida (Clay County), Starke — SSG Joseph F. Fuerst III — Florida Army National Guard — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
Headquarters Headquarters Company 53 Separate Infantry Brigade Pinellas Park. Gave the ultimate sacrifice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on June 24, 2006Map (db m177367) WM

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